A sound and complete proof system for probabilistic processes

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n this paper we present a process algebra model of probabilistic communicating processes based on classical CSP. To define our model we have replaced internal non-determinism by generative probabilistic choices, and external non-determinism by reactive probabilistic choices, with the purpose of maintaining the meaning of the classical CSP operators, once generalized in a probabilistic way. Thus we try to keep valid, as far as possible, the laws of CSP. This combination of both internal and external choice makes strongly difficult the definition of a probabilistic version of CSP. In fact, we can find in the current literature quite a number of papers on probabilistic processes, but only in a few of them internal and external choices are combined, trying to preserve their original meaning. Starting with a denotational semantics where the corresponding domain is a set of probabilistic trees with two kinds of nodes, representing the internal and external choices, we define a sound and complete proof system, with very similar laws to those of the corresponding CSP.
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